The Africa Travel Association (ATA) announces new international board of directors

  • Published by Ozgur Tore

ata newlogo15The Africa Travel Association (ATA) announced the election of its new International Board of Directors and International Advisory Council. The International Advisory Council was elected during ATA's 39th Annual World Congress in Kampala, Uganda and subsequently elected the new International Board of Directors.

Hon. Dr. Maria Mutagamba, Minister of Tourism, Wildlife & Antiquities, for the Republic of Uganda, assumed the role of president of ATA. Minister Mutagamba succeeds Hon. Walter Mzembi, the Zimbabwe Tourism and Hospitality Industry Minister, who served as ATA's president from May 2012 to November 2014. During his tenure, Minister Mzembi actively promoted ATA's mission to advance travel and tourism to Africa.

The ATA International Board of Directors is comprised of the following members:

Republic of Uganda, Hon. Dr. Maria Mutagamba, Minister of Tourism, Wildlife & Antiquities, ATA President

Expedia Travel, Mr. Diego Lofeudo, Senior Director of Market Management, Eastern Med, Africa, Middle East and Indian Ocean, Chair of the Executive Board

United Republic of Tanzania, Hon. Lazaro S. Nyalandu, Minister of Natural Resources and Tourism, Vice Chair of the Executive Board

Travel World News, Mr. Charlie Gatt, Publisher, Treasurer of the Executive Board

Africa Tour-Rific, Ms. Doris Wooten, President, Secretary of the Executive Board

Arab Republic of Egypt, Hon. Khaled Abbas Ramy, Minister of Tourism

Brussels Airlines, Mr. Olivier Prevot, Director North America

Delta Air Lines, Mr. Athar Khan, Director, Financial Services

Ethiopian Airlines, Mr. Tewolde GebreMariam, Chief Executive Officer

Starwood Hotels, Mr. Omar Carrera, Complex Director of Sales

Production Travel & Tours, Mr. Ronald Mracky, President

The Bradford Group, Ms. Karen Hoffman, President

All members of the International Board of Directors will concurrently serve on the International Advisory Council along with the following members:

Computer Frontiers, Ms. Barbara Keating, President      

Affluent Hospitality Group, Ms. Adele Black, President & Founder

Born Free Safari & Tours, Ms. Alana Hayden, President

Garden Group of Hotels, Dr. Gaudenzio Rossi, Chief Executive

Henderson Travel, Dr. Gaynelle Henderson-Bayley, President & CEO

Skylink USA, Mr. Nasim Satter, Sales Manager

Southern Sun Tanzania, Mr. Adam Fuller, Director    

RW Social, Mr. Roni Weiss, President

Mr. Mohammed Zaki

Mr. Ogo Sow



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